3 Popular Skin-Tightening Treatments

3 Popular Skin-Tightening Treatments

Happy New Year from Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD, and the team at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas! If you’re ready to make this new year your year for younger-looking skin, take a moment to learn how our team can help.

As a board-certified physician and aesthetic specialist, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon knows how frustrating older-looking skin on the outside impacts the way you feel on the inside. If you’re feeling down about saggy, loose, or crepey skin, or cellulite that suddenly seems more noticeable, we have solutions to help you feel better about the skin you’re in. 

Thanks to advances in aesthetic technology, safe and effective treatments can firm and tighten our skin, taking years off your face — without the need for invasive measures or lengthy recoveries. Here’s a closer look at why our skin droops and three popular options to tackle loose skin. 

All about saggy skin

Your skin stays firm and tight because of collagen fibers — long, sturdy bands that make up many of the connective tissues in your body. Produced in the middle layer of your skin, collagen also combines with other cells, like elastin, to promote new skin growth and heal any injuries. 

As you get older, your body’s production of collagen naturally drops off. The signs of reduced collagen production show up in your skin as:

Fortunately, there are ways to tighten your skin — no surgery or incisions required. By focusing on improving your body’s collagen production, you can naturally tighten your skin and take years off your face.

Popular skin-tightening treatments

Nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments use safe and effective technologies to smooth and tighten your skin. There are many options on the market, but at Chrysolite Aesthetics, we’ve selected the systems and approaches that offer the best results possible. 

Your provider evaluates your skin and discusses your aesthetic goals to recommend which therapies best meet your needs. Here’s a closer look at three popular options that work for many skin-tightening goals:


Microneedling uses needles too tiny to cause any pain or bleeding to restore your skin. It works by creating microscopic wounds that trigger your body’s natural healing system and improve your skin.

Once your body receives a signal that your skin’s wounded, it increases production of collagen, the protein essential in turning over old skin cells and making newer, firmer skin cell fibers. As the fibers below the surface improve, your skin gets firmer and the visible signs of aging fade.

While your Chyrsolite Aesthetics provider creates a personalized treatment plan for you, on average, our patients hoping to tighten saggy skin see the best results with 4-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.


Cellulite describes areas of dimpled, bumpy, or lumpy skin over layers of fat resulting from weakened collagen fibers that allow fat to push through their structure. Saggy, loose skin makes the appearance of cellulite worse.

Cellulite is one of the most challenging cosmetic concerns women have. Anyone can get cellulite, but women are affected more than men, with about 90% of women having cellulite compared to under 10% of men.

VelaShape helps minimize the appearance of cellulite by tightening loose skin. The system uses a combination of different technologies, including vacuum suction, infrared light, and radiofrequency energy (RF) to increase your collagen production. 

At the same time, the energy targets fat cells, perforating their membranes and causing them to shrink and die. This helps reduce the number of fat cells contributing to cellulite. 

With VelaShape, you not only get new collagen fibers that are tight, dense, and well-organized, leaving you with tighter, firmer, and younger-looking skin, but you also minimize the appearance of cellulite.


FDA-approved Profound combines the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to tighten sagging skin. This revolutionary treatment works on several levels, stimulating your body’s production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen — the foundation of tighter, younger skin.

With Profound, concentrated RF energy reaches the deepest parts of your skin, giving your collagen a much-needed boost so that your skin begins the remodeling process from the inside layers of your skin.

Yet because Profound uses highly targeted energy, it can be used even on your most delicate facial tissues, like the lips, cheeks, neck, jowls, and more. As your skin remodels after your Profound treatments, your skin smooths and tightens, taking years off your skin.

If you’re ready to see tighter, younger-looking skin, don’t wait to schedule a consultation online or over the phone at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston. 

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